A representative for Ricky Martin has denied that the pop singer plans to marry his partner, economist Carlos Gonzalez Abella, in New York on January 28.
E! Online’s Marc Malkin reported the representative told him, “It is a completely incorrect report. Ricky Martin has no set plans to marry.”
El Nuevo Dia reported the story about Martin’s marriage plans on January 1, and Gay City News cited that report in a published brief on January 3 that also appeared online for several hours.
Andrés Duque, who blogs at http://blabbeando.blogspot.com, alerted Gay City News to a Martin tweet that read, “De lo que veas, cree la mitad. De lo que leas, no creas nada.” That roughly translates to, “Believe half of what you see. Believe nothing of what you read. “
Gay City News regrets — really, really regrets –– giving credence to that view.
In November, Martin said he had received citizenship in Spain, a nation that has marriage equality, and subsequently denied stories he planned to wed there.
The 40-year-old Puerto Rican pop star, who became a father with the birth of twins in 2008, came out as gay on his blog in March 2010, writing “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Through the process of working on his memoirs, he explained, “I got very close to my truth. And this is something worth celebrating.”
Accepting an award last year from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Martin thanked “my partner, my boyfriend, Carlos. You’re the greatest.”